Aleister Saunders, PhD

Interim Senior Vice Provost for Research, Director of the RNAi Resource Center; Associate Professor

Aleister J. Saunders, Ph.D.

Office: PISB 424
Phone: 215.895.6772
Lab: PISB 401 C2
Lab Phone: 215.895.6884
Website(s): The Saunders Lab

Specialization: Biochemistry, Genetics, Biology


  • BS, Pennsylvania State University
  • PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Post-doctoral Training, Harvard Medical School

Research Interests

My laboratory focuses its research efforts on identifying and characterizing genes that are involved in pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). We believe our efforts will lead to the identification of novel therapeutic strategies to delay or prevent onset of AD. The research is carried out by graduate and undergraduate students that work on individual and group projects and always in constant interaction with me. I am committed to creating an interactive, nurturing and exciting research experience for all of the members of my laboratory. Please feel free to contact myself or the members of my lab if you have any questions.